Micheline Ntiru has over 20 years of professional experience in development finance, impact and venture capital investment, business advisory and private sector development in Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the United States. She speaks 9 languages including Swahili, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Micheline serves on several investment committees including venture capital fund Kenya Climate Ventures (focusing on agribusiness and energy sectors primarily) as well as gender- lens funds Samata Capital and Atika Ventures, where she co-leads deal sourcing, execution and portfolio support across sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, Micheline served as a Business Advisor for Stanford Seed, a Stanford University accelerator active in Africa and India, advising over 50 CEOs and growth- stage businesses in 7 countries in east, central and southern Africa. From 2012-2015, Micheline served as a Manager with International Finance Corporation (IFC) with operations in agribusiness, financial services and mining across 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to this, Micheline led mobile innovation and technology access initiatives with Nokia in 15 markets in Middle East and Africa and, earlier, in her career, managed food security and public health programmes, successfully raising funds from USAID, JICA and Global Affairs Canada. Further, Micheline is a certified Executive Coach and has worked with professionals in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Micheline holds an MBA from University of Cambridge, UK, an MSc in Nutrition and Public Health from Tufts University, US and a BS in Biology from Mount Holyoke College, US. She enjoys mentoring young girls and women and is passionate about investing in Africa.